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:: SOIL CONSERVATION DAY - (April/2011)
APRIL 15-SOIL CONSERVATION DAY HOMAGE TO HUGH BENNETT(more)
:: AGRISUS NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES - (March/2011)
Agrisus Foundation elects a new Board of Trustees(more)
:: SUSTAINABLE FARMING - (January/2011)
The concept of farming sustanabilitry in few words as limited by the Confederation of the Agronomists Association of Brazil-CONFAEAB requirement.(more)
:: GREETINGS - (December/2010)
“ End of the year - Celebration and Hope Crops flourishing on undisturbed soil protected by residue mulch. Happy new year! - Best yields in 2011”. (more)
:: WORLD FOOD DAY - (October/2010)
OCTOBER 16- WORLD FOOD DAY(more)
:: WORLD FOOD DAY - (October/2010)
OCTOBER 16- WORLD FOOD DAY(more)
:: AGGREGATION OF AN OXISOL UNDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR 14 YEARS IN THE MIDWEST OF BRAZIL - (September/2010)
The researchers Júlio Cesar Salton, Alex Ramos Costa, and Josileia Acordi Zanata showed this article at the event XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF SOIL SCIENCE and had support Agrisus. (more)
:: THE PHOSPHORUS PROJECT - (January/2010)
Soil samples were collected from the 0/5 and 5/10 cm layers at 1171 locations randomly selected in the main farming regions around the country. The Phosphorous report shows that there is a layer with a high P content available in most land used to grow soybeans and corn using no-till planting. (more)
:: NO-TILL R&D INVESTMENTS RETURN 36 TO 1 - (October/2009)
An independent economic analysis of GRDC investment in no-till farming research has found that the corporation’s $4 million investment has returned $141 million in benefits to the grains industry – a benefit-cost ratio of 36 to one. (more)
:: BORLAUG, A FRIEND OF EMBRAPA AND OF BRAZIL - (September/2009)
The former president of EMBRAPA reports Dr.Borlaug cooperation in the beginning of EMBRAPA,-Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research. I"n all dimensions, Norman Borlaug succeeded, in humanism, as scientist, and as an executive", says Alves.(more)
:: THE WORLD LOSES A FOOD APOSTLE - (September/2009)
On the evening of September 12, Dr. Norman Borlaug, renowned agronomist and scientists, died in Dallas, Texas, after battling cancer and its complications(more)
:: NORMAN BORLAUG - (September/2009)
The day before this book** went to press Norman Borlaug died. Having spent more than a decade assessing him and his contributions, I sadly append these few last-minute thoughts.-Noel Vietmeyer. **1st.Volume printed, 2nd.Vol. went to press.(more)
:: FARMERS CAN FEED THE WORLD - (July/2009)
According to Norman Borlaug, civilization as well as future generations will require additional food supply. Soy beans and maize had satisfactory technological development but rice and wheat not so. Provided continuous reserch goes on, farmers can feed the world. (more)
:: NO TILL IN W-AUSTRALIA - (July/2009)
The benefits and returns of research and development carried on in West-Australia by government sponsored GRDC are presented under economical, agricultural, environmental and social aspects. (more)
:: SOIL CONSERV. - (April/2009)
Created by Federal Law, the National Soil Conservation Day in Brazil has the same date as of Hugh H.Bennett"s birthday, the Father of Soil Consevation in the USA. (more)
:: GREETINGS - (December/2008)
GREETINGS
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:: SOIL CELEBRATIONS - (December/2008)
WORLD SOIL DAY-5TH DECEMBER -
SOIL CONSERVATION DAY-15TH APRIL -
History of both celebration days is presented as well as Agrisus thoghts.(more)
:: LUIZ DE QUEIROZ MEDAL AWARDED - (November/2008)
The Director of ESALQ, Prof. Roque Dechen, announced the awarding of the Luiz de Queiroz Medal to agronomist Fernando Penteado Cardoso, president of the Agrisus Foundation.(more)
:: OBITUARY-Jerome Francis Harrington - (November/2008)
Jerome Francis Harrington, at the age of 87, passed away on November 1st, in Darien-CT, USA. A great friend of Brasil, he lived in S. Paulo in the fifties, as president of the IRI Research Institute.(more)
:: FEEDING A WORLD OF 10 BILLION PEOPLE*- Dr. Norman Borlaug - (October/2008)
Publication (23 pages, 2003) of the International Fertilizer Development Center - IFDC, Muscle Shoals - AL, USA.. The author analyses population, available land, technology and food supply by the end of the 21st Century.(more)
:: PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZER REDUCTION  - (September/2008)
"IN NO TILL, PHOSPHORUS APPLIED IN FURROWS YEAR AFTER YEAR, WITHOUT BEEING MIXED WITH SOIL BY DISCING, FORMS A HORIZON (LAYER) OF HIGHLY AVAILABLE P THAT ALLOWS A REDUCTION IN STARTER PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZER".(more)
:: NO-TILL PLANTING*-An Innovative Technique - (September/2008)
The author, after difining the meaning of the no till system, presents an overall picture of the innovative technique that improves and preserves the soil, the base of a sustainable agriculture.(more)
:: AMAZONIAN MYTHS - (May/2008)
The agronomist Fernando Penteado Cardoso affirms that “it’s probable that, in a world with 10 billion inhabitants, the Amazon rainforest will be used as farm land, as humanity is going to need more food, fibers and energy”. (more)
:: BORLAUG ADMIRATION - (February/2008)
"On this trip,... I have seen land that had been used for grazing for several decades, ... and that has now gone back to rotation cultivation in order to increase yields and under no-till to reduce erosion....I admire what you have accomplished". (more)
:: TALK BY PROFESSOR BORLAUG AT ESALQ IN 2004 - (January/2008)
IN February 2004, during a trip around Brazil visiting PR, MS, MT, DF and SP, Prof. Dr. Norman Borlaug gave a speech to the teaching body at ESALQ, as well as colleagues and friends, entitled “From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution – Our Challenge in the 21st Century”; (more)
:: BRAZILIAN ZERO TILL REVOLUTION - (January/2008)
TAKING STOCK OF THE BRAZILIAN "ZERO-TILL REVOLUTION": A REVIEW OF LANDMARK RESEARCH AND FARMERS" PRACTICE. An extensive review with 64 pages and 510 references. (more)
:: CLIMATIC FUTUROLOGY - (December/2007)
An analysis and description of the rain system in the Amazon and in the tropics. Moist air comes from the Atlantic Ocean and after precipitating and replenishing the water table, it returns to the sea in fast flowing rivers.(more)
:: IV INTERNATIONAL NITROGEN CONFERENCE-Oct.1-5/07-Brazil  - (August/2007)
Agriculture, Development, and Nitrogen- A problem of too little or too much. Nitrogen is an essential component of any plan for reducing world hunger, poverty, and disease. When used in excess, however, N becomes an important pollutant.(more)
:: CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL PRESENTED TO DR. NORMAN BORLAUG - (July/2007)
President Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Norman Borlaug on July 17, in a solemn cerimony at the National Capitol in Washington,DC. The exceptional prize had been created by the US Congress in December 2006. Pls. read excerpts of the President address.(more)
:: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP-CATTLE INTEGRATION - (July/2007)
Curitiba/PR, Federal University of Parana – UFPR, 08/13/2007 to 08/15/2007 - Specialists from the US, Italy-FAO, Belgium, Germany and Uruguay will join Brazilian technicians to analyze and recommend on the improvement of crop-cattle integration in tropical and sub-tropical conditions.(more)
:: SYMPOSIUM ON NO TILL-SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE AGRI-BUSINESS - (July/2007)
Ponta Grossa/PR - 08/29/2007 to 08/31/2007, Bristol Vila Velha Hotel - Organized by the No Till Mulch Federation of Brazil-FEBRAPDP and sponsored by the Agrisus Foundation, it will concentrate on the sustainable economy of farm production under the enviroment of No Till Mulch farming.(more)
:: PUBLICATIONS FROM IBEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE-IRI - (May/2007)
Studying and researching made easier. Following an initiative from ESALQ Director Prof. Roque Dechen, 40 publications from the former IBEC Research Institute – IRI are now collected into a single CD. (more)
:: OPEN LETTER TO AGRONOMISTS - (April/2007)
The President of Agrisus Foundation congratulates the agronomists and invites them to reflect upon the Conservation Agriculture based on no till system. He analyses the practices of the new agriculture under the environment of a mulched undisturbed soil. Research and extension are emphasized.(more)
:: FARMING EXPLOSION IN BRAZIL - (January/2007)
Figures are presented at decade turnings: grain production, harvested areas, yields, nutrients and lime stone use. Saved area at 1980 yield levels is calculated. Few remarks clarify the revolution in the last 55 years.(more)
:: WORLD FOOD PRIZE  - (October/2006)
On October 19 the World Food Prize laureates received awards and trophy during a solemn cerimony at the Capitol Palace, in Des Moines-IA, USA.(more)
:: WFP SYMPOSIUM - (October/2006)
Agriculture Secretary analyses the importance of public funded agricultural research and praises laureates Alysson Paolinelli, Edson Lobato and Colin McClung(more)
:: CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL (US) - (October/2006)
Dr. Norman Borlaug received the highest civilian award of the United States (more)
:: WORLD FOOD PRIZE - (October/2006)
Former Minister of Agriculture Alysson Paolinelli, EMBRAPA agronomist Edson Lobato and International Research Inst.-IRI soil scientist Colin McClung are the 2006 laureates after their work on Brazilian Cerrado land. Awarding ceremony on Oct.19, at the Capitol building of Des Moines, Iwoa.(more)
:: ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE - (October/2006)
John Landers, a british agronomist, received a medal from Princess Anne after his work on sustainable agriculture in Brazil, where he has been living since the 70"s.(more)
:: RESEARCH TECNOLOGY - (September/2006)
There is an intense campaign against the development of tropical countries. The author shows all the exagerated concepts on environment, forest preservation and addition of carbon to the atmosphere.(more)
:: VISIT OF SWEDEN DELEGATION - (August/2006)
On visiting Brazil, the Sweden delegation proposed several questions they would like to be informed about. In order to cooperate with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, the senior agronomist F.Cardoso suggested answers based on his life long experience.(more)
:: NO TILL AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING - (November/2005)
The president of the Brazilian No Till Federation met Mrs. Bruntland on her visit to S.Paulo and presented her a paper on sustainable agriculture in Brazil, backed by the Agrisus Foundation. (more)
:: MEMORIES OF THE CERRADO - (February/2005)
Six agronomists have been deeply involved in cerrado soil reclamation. Each one at different time: Jerry, Colin (1956/66), Alysson (1975),Terazawa (1980"s), Cardoso and Landers from then on. They should be remembered. (more)
:: THE AGRONOMIST DAY AND THE CERRADO - (November/2003)
Until the 50s, studies on the cerrados [Brazil poor soil savannas] were limited to botanical assessment and a few experiments in Sete Lagoas, state of Minas Gerais, which showed the extreme calcium deficiency and a response to phosphorus, which increased yields but at levels far below those from virgin fertile tall vegetation land.(more)
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